Mini Strokes are Still Dangerous - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/2/06

Mini Strokes are Still Dangerous

Here is a warning that stroke symptoms, however slight, should not go ignored. A new study suggests some people don't recognize the signs of a mini-stroke, causing them to not get the prompt medical care they need.

Researchers questioned almost 250 mini stroke patients and they found less than half sought prompt medical attention during their mini stroke and only ten percent went to an emergency room. Signs of a mini stroke include numbness, weakness, and sudden confusion. Researchers say a mini stroke increases the risk of an actual stroke and that it's important people recognize the warning signs because immediate care could be a lifesaver.

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